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NBC
Jul 19, 2010 4:30am EDT
lowest level in months. materials and metal makers were hardest hit over fears of weakening u.s. demand.thin mont. materials and metal makers were hardest hit over fears of weakening u.s. demansin months. materials and metal makers were hardest hit over fears of weakening u.s. demann months. materials and metal makers were hardest hit over fears of weakening u.s. deman months. materials and metal makers were hardest hit over fears of weakening u.s. deman materials and metal makers were hardest hit over fears of weakening u.s. deman materials and metal makers were hardest hit over fears of weakening u.s. deman. materials and metal makers were hardest hit over fears of weakening u.s. demand. elsewhere overseas, some good news for u.s. private equity firms carlyle group and tpg. the two won a bidding war for healthscope in a deal worth $1.7 million. >>> a government watchdog is criticizing the treasury department for urging general motors and chrysler to drastically downsize their dealerships during the recession without weighing the consequences. the report says the treasury's decisions m
CNN
Jul 8, 2010 5:00pm EDT
the united states and russia. stand by. the defense secretary reveals his choice to be the new head of the u.s. military's central command. it's a u.s. marine general who once said it's fun to shoot some people. this hour the pentagon's problem. military brass with loose lips, and republican party chairman michael steele insists he's 100% behind the u.s. troops, but is that enough to satisfy conservatives who say it's past time for him to go. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> well, let's begin with the breaking news right now. all ten russian suspects appearing in a new york court pleaded guilty just a little while ago in connection with the stunning spy case, and now after days of speculation about a possible spy swap between the united states and russia, we've learned how the exchange is about to play out. let's bring in our foreign affairs correspondent jill doherty. she's got new information just coming in. jill, tell us what you know. >> reporter: right. wolf, this is -- we just got this. it's from the u.s. justice department, and this is a letter from the justice depa
FOX News
Jul 13, 2010 7:00pm EDT
several u.s. lawmakers suggesting bp was involved in, get, this securing the release of a man who blew up a passenger jet over lockerbie; in fact bp officials did tell the british government they were concerned how long it was taking to release the so-called lockerbie bomber. that's according to a bp spokesman. you may remember last year when scotland released a convicted terrorist on compassion grounds after a doctor said he only had a short time to live. well, is he still very much alive. doctors treating him in libya say he could survive for many years you may remember he killed nearly 200 americans in 1988. today a bp spokesman said company officials spoke with the government because as the spokesman put it,. spokesman claims bp was not involved in the release. senators from new york and new jersey are apparently not satisfied with that explanation. the british government turned down their request to investigate al megrahi's release. one of the senators, the democrat frank lautenberg from new jersey wrote in a letter to the committee: as you may know, after they pushed for the release
FOX News
Jul 23, 2010 9:00am EDT
they handed out huge bonuses and with citigroup being the biggest offenders since they haven't paid the u.s. taxpayer back, but the pay master may be leaving out one big important piece of information, that according to fox business network's stuart varney. everybody gets very riled up about this. there's a lot to understand here, though, and i know you want to lay out some of that for us. >> number one, the pay czar, he cannot claw back the money. he can ask for it back. does not have the legal authority to take it back. point number two, 11 of the 17 banks which paid these bonuses actually repaid all of the bailout money in full with interest and with profit to the taxpayer. he did not call them obscene or huge bonuses, he called them ill advised and unmerited, and some of these bonuses may have had to have been paid because of the contractual obligations to the executives involved. number ', you're right, citi may well have been the biggest offender because of one big particular earning trader. number four, are we absolutely sure that this is not a political attack on the banking industr
CNN
Jul 9, 2010 8:00pm EDT
a little while ago a plane carrying several men accused of spying for the u.s. landed in washington. another plane carrying ten russian secret agents had landed in moscow earlier today. we're going to tell you exactly how the whole thing went down. >>> and then a little later, a new blow for actor mel gibson after a charge ever domestic violence. has the hollywood star gone too far this time? we are going to begin with our number one story. the biggest spy swap since the cold war. sound like something out of a hollywood block buster, but we learned today the script for this story came from a highest levels of our government. >> reporter: straight from the cold war today, two planes nose to tail in a european airfield. a spy swap. >> a dramatic transfer shrouded in secrecy. you had ten alleged russian spies traded for four men held in russia on charges of spying for the west. >> reporter: last night the russians deported from america after pleading guilty to acting as unregistered foreign agents. >> from a distance waiting vans could be seen shuttling the former captives from one pla
MSNBC
Jul 11, 2010 10:00am EDT
today, but what is the legacy of the u.s. team from this year's tournament? >>> real-life drama, hollywood stars are taking their acts to courtrooms near you. why do so many have run-ins with the law? >>> good morning, everyone. i'm alex witt. welcome to "msnbc sudden." developing right now, after two years on the run, allegedly stealing cars, boats and planes, gaining fame and fans along the way, police have finally caught up with the 19-year-old known as the barefoot bandit. colton harris-moore was arrested in the wee hours this morning in the bahamas, he's been on the run since 2008 when he left a halfway house in washington. he crashed a plane last week in the bahamas and police picked him up after a boat chase in harbor island. nbc's peter alexander is in the bahamas and joins us on the phone with how all this went down. good morning, peter. >> good morning to you. that chase apparently, according to bahamian police, happened on a boat. they were chasing him by boat today when they ultimately arrested colton harris-moore. he is the so-called barefoot bandit, according to au
CNN
Jul 28, 2010 9:00am EDT
york to break down the numbers from the u.s. census bureau. carter? >> reporter: so get this. here is the number of americans who own their homes. it is 66.9% right now. that is the lowest number since 1999. the paeg was 69.2% in 2004. doesn't sound like a big difference percentagewise but that's millions and millions of homes. that was the housing boom in 2004. remember that? money was cheap and easy to get. now everybody is unemployed. they can't pay their bills. homes are getting foreclosed on. and they are flooding the market. nearly 19 million homes were vacant in the second quarter. this counts homes for sale and, if foreclosures. many people are coping by moving in with family or renting. expiration of first time home buyer is hurting. second lowest pace on record. home prices are back where they were in 2003. the bottom line right now is that homeownership is not guaranteed very many it once was. during the housing boom, many people were looking at their home primarily as an investment. not a place that they were going to live for 30 years or more. i think that perspective
FOX News
Jul 13, 2010 3:00pm EDT
this this is the beginning of the end. good to see you, thanks so much. >>> another potential embarrassment for bp. u.s. lawmakers suggest the company may have been involved in the release of the lockerbie bomber last year. the man's name is abdel baset al-megrahi. a court convicted him in 1988 for the bombing of the pan am flight that killed 270, most americans. he served eight years of a life sentence last year when doctors said he had a little while to live. they may have said a few months. britain released him on compassionate grounds. he's alive and doctors say he could live many more years. four u.s. senators from new york and new jersey say been may have lobbied for release of this man as part of its deal to get an oil contribute with libya. with by the way is now has. he was released, bp got the contract. the british government denied a request to investigate the release. now lawmakers are pushing the state department to press great britain on the issue. no word on whether the state department plans to follow the senator's request but we know that in fact bp did push for his release and that of
FOX News
Jul 15, 2010 3:00pm EDT
to fight the lawsuit. >> shepard: okay. trace gallagher in los angeles. thank you. the u.s. is responding to new allegations from the iranian nuclear scientist to claims he was paid -- no, he claims the c.i.a. paid him millions of dollars in exchange for intelligence on iran's atomic program. angelina jolie plays a spy but premiere? "studio b" continues in 90 seconds. black keeping your house smelling like it should. purina tidy cats scoop. keep your home smelling like home. [ but aleve can last 12 hours. tylenol 8 hour lasts 8 hours. and aleve was proven to work better on pain than tylenol 8 hour. so why am i still thinking about this? how are you? good, how are you? [ male announcer ] aleve. proven better on pain. >> 13 minutes past the hour. at least ten people are dead after a suspected u.s. drone attack in part of pakistan said to be infested with militants. thee missiles struck in north waziristan along the border is pakistan, a place where osama bin laden may be hiding. a few hundred miles to the north and east a suicide bomber killed five people. nearly 60 were injured. the swat v
FOX
Jul 9, 2010 10:00pm EDT
with at least two of the four people convicted of spying for the u.s. they were exchanged for ten confessed russian acts busted on u.s. -- agents busted on u.s. soil. >> reporter: less than two weeks after they were arrested ten convicted russian spies are now in moscow. without any fanfare, their plane touched down at one of the city's airports. for most of those on board, including anna chapman it was a return home but for a naturalized u.s. citizen, it is likely to only be -- to be only a stop on her native peru. in exchange for their release, russia set free four prisoners, three former kgb agents and arms control researcher. the actual spy swap took place in vienna, austria. one russian analyst says even though it was a lopsided exchange of ten for four, the u.s. got the better deal. >> i think the swap was quite pragmatic for the until. we gave up -- for the united states. we gave up a spy ring here that didn't seem to do great damage to u.s. national security. in exchange we received a number of potentially high level, highly valuable russian intelligence officers. >> reporter: the f
ABC
Jul 10, 2010 6:30pm EDT
the better deal as we learn tonight about what the u.s. spies were looking for. >>> "world news" returns to haiti. do you remember all that wasted water? tonight here, we continue our trip back. >>> mel's meltdown, new hate being heard for the first time. >>> and the new twist tonight on that dance move turning 50. what we never knew about how it changed the way men and women would dance together forever. >>> good evening on this saturday night. the cap on that well in the gulf has been removed tonight and the oil is gushing freely again into the gulf of mexico. all part of an ambitious but risky operation by bp to replace the cap with a new one that they hope will capture all of the oil. it is a gamble and we're first told it could be completed this weekend. but bp now cautions that it could stretch for days. abc's steve osunsami is in louisiana tonight. steve? >> reporter: good evening, david. there's no question that today's work in the gulf is a risky move for bp. today, under clear skies and calm seas, bp engineers removed the cap that they struggled to put in place last month over
MSNBC
Jul 9, 2010 11:00am EDT
sleeper agents have been sent back to russia. in exchange, the u.s. is receiving four men accused by moscow of spying for the west. nbc's justice correspondent pete williams is live for us in washington. pete, i've been watching you cover this thing minute by minute. i don't know how you can catch your breath. this has happened so quickly. >> reporter: well, and it's all over now. the plane carrying the ten russians from u.s. landed in vienna. they got off, landed, the four from russia landed in vienna earlier today. that plane has landed in the united kingdom where those four agents accused -- convicted of spying for the u.s. and western agencies in russia will be deep death briefed by british and american officials before some of them, probably not all of them, eventually come to the u.s. but that's a ways away. they'll stay a while in the uk for this rest period. so it's finally over, tamron. now some of the ten, at least one of them, at least, will not stay in russia. that is what their lawyers say. at least one of them, originally from peru, intends to go back to peru and the
CBS
Jul 14, 2010 4:00pm EDT
deek -- gone dikay. >>> the team dubbed the barefoot bandit makes his first appearance in a u.s. courtroom today. colton harris-moore was extradited to the u.s. from the bahamas. he is charged with committing a two-year string of break-ins and theft. >>> harris-moore, arriving in miami. back in u.s. soil for the first time in nine days. awaiting his next court hearing. as the 19-year-old faces charges for a two-year crime spree that spanned at least nine states and canada. accused of burglarizing at least 100 homes. and stealing five planes. >> i absolutely expect him to spend time behind bars. these are serious times, especially stealing planes and crashing planes. that is not taken lightly in the united states. >> reporter: on tuesday afternoon, bound in shackles, but with shoes this time, the barefoot bandit was led away from a bahamian court. after only being charged with and pleading guilty to illegal entry. he paid a $300 fine which was picked up by the u.s. embassy. >> well, we tried to get this. >> reporter: this, despite a gun-carrying crime wave in paradise, that alleg
CBS
Jul 12, 2010 5:00pm EDT
of the u.s. citizen. >> reporter: a group called al shin on claimed responsibility, a group the state department recognized as ties to al-qaeda. this is the first time the group has struck outside the home of somalia and that has american intelligence officials worried. they've become concerned somalia could be a breeding ground for terrorist. they want to overthrow the current somali government and replace it with muslim regime. and they use militants who fought in iraq, afghanistan to train them. and henn is the only u.s. citizen killed in the attacks but there is also talk of five other americans in the blast. joel brown, 9 news now. >>> a 16-year-old girl from ellicott, maryland is among those. emily kerstetter was with a group. the group was scheduled to return to the u.s. today. >>> cindy sheehan's bench trial begins today in d.c. superior court. she was among 8 anti war protestors arrested on march 20th after laying coffins at a white house fence. her son was killed in iraq back in 2004. she gained national attention after staging a prolonged demonstration in 2005. outside pres
FOX News
Jul 2, 2010 6:00am EDT
laying in repose, the u.s. senator byrd's casket was moved to west virginia's capitol in charleston for the service. public viewing ends at 9:00 this morning and the memorial is at 11:30. byrd served longer and cast more votes than any other senator in u.s. history. those are your headlines. >> all right. let's talk about the big story this weekend which is, of course, the immigration situation and the president's speech on thursday. it was a big speech. all eyes on the president. a lot of rhetoric. it was almost poetic but we also sit here this morning and we ask what did we accomplish? why did he give this speech at this time, guys? still no policy. a lot of politics involved but still no policy, still no bill floated from the president. there's nothing going through the house or the senate. yet, he's pointing the finger at the republicans. >> governor jan brewer was on greta last night and she said she wanted specifics and wanted to see some sort of legislation. take a listen. >> let's be practical. if your house is burning down, you put out the fire and call the architect to se
CNN
Jul 10, 2010 8:00am EDT
at the stories making headlines today. first, the u.s. justice department confirming the well publicized swap of u.s. and russian espionage agents have been completed. it happened yesterday afternoon in i havienna, austria. the russians get six spies for them top four nationals working for western intelligent agencies. >>> also, a brutal story out of brazil. a soccer player, a soccer star, named by police in the disappearance and murder of a woman said to be his former girlfriend. he is refusing to answer questions right now, according to police. his name is bruno and he is one of seven people arrested in the case. some of the details, accuse of killing this woman and feeding her dismembered p eed body to d. more detail on this story ahead. >>> also, we are following thursday's heavy rains and flash flooding in oklahoma city. take a look at the pictures here. new threat today. more storms are possible in that region. state of emergency has been declared in 63 oklahoma counties after several days of heavy rain. kate? >>> it's really hard to believe but we are almost three months into the gulf
CNN
Jul 8, 2010 8:00pm EDT
spy scandal. ten accused spies become keys to a deal between the u.s. and russia that is right out of the cold war era. right after this. [ female announcer ] there's a new generation of sun protection... ...that outlasts their energy. [ female announcer ] new aveeno® continuous protection. we've combined natural soy and vitamins with spf 100, in a formula that provides 3 times better sunburn protection than ordinary sunscreens. [ female announcer ] new continuous protection. from aveeno®. >>> our number one international story tonight, fast moving developments in the russian spy drama. all ten suspects, pleaded guilty this afternoon in a new york city courtroom. the judge immediately ordered them to be deep ported as part of a deal between the u.s. and russia. russia in turn will hand over four people convicted of espionage over there. susan candiotti was in the courtroom. she is joining me. pretty dramatic day in court. talk to us about the deal that was worked out. >> really of all the court cases this ranks near the top for the drama that happened in court. right now at this
FOX News
Jul 10, 2010 6:00pm EDT
they in the u.s. illegally this is the 7th lawsuit filed against arizona law since it was passed. >> julie kurtz live in washington, thanks so much. >>> very tense moments and it happened this week in nevada. two small aircraft violated the president's air space. you know what happens when that happens. the first incident friday morning after 7:00 local time. norad scrambling two f-16's to intercept a cessna 210. those jets escorting that plane to north las vegas airport. a half hour later a expect plane. president obama was in vegas, stumping for senate majority leader harry reid also making a speech there on the economy. >>> speaking of which, major war of words shaping up in the nevada senate battle between majority leader harry reid hand tea party favorite sharron angle the republican candidate. saying many of angle's stances are too extreme. angle hitting back calling reid a desperate man trying to hit girl. those were her words. angle has lost some steam in the polls since winning the gop primary. does harry reid have a point about her ability to appeal to mainstream voters? joining me mar
MSNBC
Jul 14, 2010 3:00pm EDT
believe it, the only major problem facing bp today. a group of u.s. senators want to know if the oil giant made a despicable deal. that the lockerbie bomber was set free so bp could profit from drilling off the libyan coasts. the senators from new york and new jersey are demanding an investigation into bp's dealings with libya. this is the question. was there some sort of deal, quid pro quo? bp signed a $900 million exploration agreement with libya in the same month that britain and libya inked a memorandum of understanding that paved the way for the convicted bomber's release from a scottish prison. at the same time, bp said it told british officials to quickly seal the prisoner transfer agreement with libya, but did not mention him by name. >> if bp is found to have gained access to libyan oil reserves by using a mass murderer as a bargaining chip, then make no mistake, any money it makes off of that oil is blood money, pure and simple. >> this man's brother's tom was killed when the plane was blown out of the sky in 1988. what was your reaction? >> it's been 21 years. i thought i have s
MSNBC
Jul 15, 2010 12:00pm EDT
the war in afghanistan became the longest war in u.s. history, surpassing the conflict in vietnam. >>> a major discovery at ground zero today in new york. a relic which appears to be a ship dating from the 18th century was found by workers at the world trade center site in lower manhattan. the 32-foot long hull, timber samples will be sent to a laboratory to help get a sense of exactly when the boat was built. archaeologists are racing to record and analyze the ship before the delicate wood now exposed to air begins to deteriorate. >>> it's been dormant for 75 years, and a dangerous infection hits a popular florida tourist destination. experts say warning, this could spread north. we'll tell you what it is ahead. >>> another brand new explosive audiotape reportedly of actor mel gibson lashing out at his ex-girlfriend and there are new accusations that gibson injured their baby. if this case is is domestic violence, how do you address it? we'll be right back. tlemen, the 57th president of the united states. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ bell rings ] ♪ [ male announcer ] at&t. the nation's fastes
FOX News
Jul 12, 2010 7:00pm EDT
is suicide bombers involved. but the u.s. has a very big incentive to keep al shabaab down. somali americans are going in big numbers. with that group to somalia to do the fight. the fear is that al shabaab is going mobile. these guys would come back to the u.s. and we can face more terror. shep? >> shepard: greg palkot live early this tuesday morning in london. mother says his iq is two or three points below that of einstein. the bare foot bandit couldn't outsmart the cops gofer. tonight, what it means long-term and where he could be charged. just in to fox news, a los angeles county sheriff's spokesman confirms detectives are investigating threatening recordings said to be the voice of actor mel gibson. the one-time super star now the center of what might be a very serious domestic violence investigation. these are new reports. not the same ones you may have heard over the weekend or on friday and they are quite something. we'll have them for you coming up. i have diabetes, and sometimes i wonder why are my numbers all over the place? are you looking for answers? the accu-cheiva syst now h
MSNBC
Jul 3, 2010 7:00am EDT
weekend. across the u.s., preparations underway for huge celebrations and scorching temperatures. those details all ahead. >>> mountain mystery, a climber vanishes in thin air 14,000 feet up. he left some traces. is it enough for searchers to track? >>> inside the spy case, new documents show how long u.s. investigators were on the trail of the alleged russian spies. and the ex-husband of one suspect is talking. >>> under fire, calls for the head of gop to resign calling from inside his own party. what michael steele has said about afghanistan and why it has generated so much anger. >>> good morning, everyone, i'm alex whit, we have all that in just a moment for you. but first, we are beginning with strong new words this morning from president obama as the sputtering economic recovery struggles to find new jobs. the latest data on friday shows overall unemployment dropped to 9.5%. but private employers added only 83,000 jobs last month. the president used his weekly address to step up pressure on republicans who are blocking unemployment benefits over concerns about spending. >> well, a
MSNBC
Jul 13, 2010 12:00pm EDT
in 2009 during a pilgrimage to saudi arabia. he repeatedly claimed the u.s. abducted him. the u.s. denies it. we're showing you iranian state tv video where a guy identified as amiri claims he was being tortured in the united states, but a different video shows him admitting to studying here. the u.s. says that the videos prove that he was living here freely and will be allowed to return to iran freely. >>> new information today about missing kyron horman. was his step mother having a relationship with a neighbor down the street and does it have anything to do with the boy's disappearance? >>> and the iroquois may help the sport of lacrosse and play in separate tournaments, but a visa dispute could force them to miss the biggest tournament of all, the world lacrosse championships. they join us ahead. [ bleep ] >> you understand that? because i'm capable of it! do you understand that? >> mad as mel. new recordings reportedly of the actor lashing out at the mother of his baby. >>> plus, we're waiting for president obama to announce his choice for a new budget director. live coverage ahead o
FOX News
Jul 12, 2010 9:00am EDT
, it will definitely destroy this country from within. bill: so we know the u.s. now struggling to keep its head above financial waters. leaning on countries like china to buy our debt. stuart varney is anchor of varney & company on the fox business network. good morning. whenner skin bowles -- when erskine bowles says that, what does it tell new. >> it's onnous for the future. mr. bowles is saying come on, you can't go on like this but number two, he's vee -- revealed two new possibilities which are on the table as far as the commission is concerned, those two possibilities are, number one, limiting the mortgage interest deduction. that's huge. that is a mainstay of middle america, and the deduction which they get for the interest they pay on their mortgage. maybe that could be limited as a way of raising more revenue for the government. number two, possibly means testing medicare. in other words, you don't get it if you make too much money or you work too -- or you're worth too much money. those are two bomb shells, ominous bomb shells placed on the table over the weekend as to what we should or cou
CBS
Jul 13, 2010 4:30am EDT
oil drilling off the u.s. coastline. the new ban would run until november 30th if it gets legal challenges. federal courts rejected the administration's first drilling moratorium. >>> it does appear a deadly shooting rampage in new mexico was triggered by a child custody battle. it began outside a factory in albuquerque. robert reza shot and wounded his girlfriend and then entered the plant where he killed two and wounded three more before taking his own life. he fired up to 25 shots. his girlfriend is in critical condition. >>> now to the controversial diabetes drug avandia. today a panel begins two days of hearings on whether to pull the medication off the market. numerous studies have linked avandia to increased risk of heart attack and stroke. armen keteyian reports. >> we started her on avandia -- >> reporter: for dr. mary money, the medical alarm first sounded in her office 11 years ago. shortly after this country doctor first started prescribing a new diabetes drug. >> avandia has helped keep my blood sugar down for about a year now. >> the first patient that i put on the
ABC
Jul 13, 2010 4:30am EDT
filmmaker roman polanski is a free man this morning. switzerland refused an extradition request from the u.s. yesterday. polanski fled los angeles in 1977, after pleading guilty to having sex with a teenager. the u.s. says it will continue to seek custody of polanski. >>> another blow for mel gibson in another shocking audiotape. >> the recordings of the angry actor just do not seem to end now. radaronline, has obtained conversations between gibson and his former girlfriend. holding up the ipad now. you can hear the tapes again on radaronline.com. he was captured on tape. using racial slurs as part of the conversation. >> this comes as gibson is the focus of a domestic violence investigation, by the l.a. county sheriff's department. tune into "good morning america." they will air portions of these tapes, edited versions, of course. much of the recordings can't be heard or aired on live television. >> extremely disturbing. >>> other news now. some harsh words from cleveland cavaliers owner dan gilbert are going to cost him. gilbert called lebron james, narcissistic and cowardly last week. and
NBC
Jul 13, 2010 4:00am EDT
, quote, administrative reasons. south korea, the u.s., and other nations accuse north crey of torpedoing the ship killing 46 sailors. pyongyang denies the charge. >>> roman polanski is a free man after switzerland asked for his extradition in a child sex case. soon after he left his swiss chalet where he had been under house arrest since december. swiss authorities say u.s. authorities didn't provide confidential plans. he still remains wanted in the united states. >>> several u.s. senators are questioning whether there's a connection between the release of the lockerbie bomber and bp's oil deals with libya. they spoke out after reports of personal interests were behind the freeg of the man. last month they said they would begin drilling off libya's coast. he was sentenced to prison in 1988 after the pan am crash that killed 270 people bus was released after a terminal cancer diagnosis. a year and a half later, he's still alive. >>> an archaeology in jerusalem have uncovered the oldest ever sample ofwrighting found in the holy city. the artifact dates back 3,400 years to the 14th century
CBS
Jul 12, 2010 7:00am EDT
. ugandan authority are -- have announced that a total of 64 people were killed in the blasts. >> the u.s. government has offered its assistance. have ugandans said to you at all at this point what they're hoping for in terms of help from america? >> not specifically but we are working with them. and as president obama said, the u.s. is ready to provide any assistance requested by the ugandan government. >> joanne lockhart, surely a busy day. thank you for taking the time to visit with us this morning. >> no problem. thank you very much. >> and in washington this morning is cbs news national security analyst juan zarate. good to have you with us this morning. >> good morning, erica. >> i know the group is of particular concern, not only the link to al qaeda but also because al shabab has been recruiting american men specifically. talk to us about that link, if you could. >> you're right, erica. one of the main concerns the fbi and counterterrorism officials in the united states have had for a number of years has been a number of somali-american recruits out of places like minneapolis and
CBS
Jul 15, 2010 7:00pm EDT
by the iroquois confederacy and they don't have the security features required at u.s. and english border crossings. they missed the first game this morning. it is set to play again on saturday. so what do you think? the iroquois nation may be within the nut boarders but it is not part of the this country. so should the players need u.s. passports to travel? share your thoughts on mcginty's mail bag at wes wes. >>> an update on a virginia man who was stuck in egypt. we told you aboutia yahweh healy last month. he was sent to yemen to study era back. but when he tried to come home he learned his name was on the no-fly list and he's been stuck in egypt ever since. today he told the associated press he's coming back to the united states tomorrow but he doesn't know why the u.s. officials changed their mind. >>> still ahead, topper is looking ahead to the weekend with a check on the forecast. >>> but first, you feel like you are surrounded by idiots? not if you live around here. we'll explain, up next. ç> >>> you are so smart. no really, you are. at least that's what we're hearing from a bra
FOX News
Jul 10, 2010 7:00pm EDT
bandit. they believe the american teenager fled the u.s. in a stolen plane and crash landed in the bahamas. he took off on foot. >> now police believe he is on the move again and this time he may have stolen a boat. >> and talk about taking riofx. is this on your weekend list of activities? we'll go running with the bulls in pamplona, spain, but remember these guys? two buddies that couldn't stand from being apart. an update on the goats. >> juliet: up to august, that is how long it could be before the oil is contained, according to bp. they are working a mile below the surface fit ago loose lid cap and replace witness a tighter one. that could take up to a week. rule right now oil spews into the gulf. thad april allen is stressing to contain the gusher and not stop it. best idea of containment is weeks away. previous solutions for addressing the leak have been dangled before our eyes only to fall well short of expeculiar tiagsz. this situation will get worse before it gets better. jonathan is live on grand isle with more. >> reporter: bp says 400 skimmers are stationed arou
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2010 3:00pm EDT
the release of megrahi, the u.s. government was against that, the uk government originally was against it but after lobbying for bp and pushing by the libyans, the uk government agreed to a prisoner transfer agreement that would include megrahi. now at the end of the day, the scotts say they made their decision to release him not on the basis of the prisoner transfer agreement, but on a completely separate track, compassionate release and that's the grounds on which he was released. so the british government is saying, and you heard prime minister cameron saying it today, look, bp's lobbying on this didn't play a role, the scotts made the decision, they made the decision for other reasons. >> so if there is another investigation, libya will probably not send back megrahi, so what's the next step? >> the next step is the senate hearing where we will hear more about what i think a lot of people are going to find to be unpleasant and unsavory lobbying by bp on the british government in order to sign an oil deal. an agreement that allowed for the release of a convicted terrorist. now a lot
MSNBC
Jul 13, 2010 2:00pm EDT
harris-moore could be on the plane to the u.s. in less than an hour from now. the teenaged fugitive went before a judge only moments ago and pleaded guilty to a minor charge and was facing a slew of charges including weapons possession but he pleaded guilty to entering the bahamas without a passport. peter alexander is following the developments for us from nassau, bahamas, is that it? he now comes to the states to face charges? >> reporter: he can and after he pleaded guilty which was surprising to most of the reporters in the room, he was told by the judge that he had two choices, he could pay $300 or face three months in one of the prisons here in the bahamas. it is a tough spot and certainly something his attorney said is something he doesn't want to do. if they pay $300, the court clerk says he could be taken to a plane and extradited from the country almost immediately. right now we're working to get exact information on where he would be taken. he faces charges in at least eight states for what is said to be more than 100 crimes. when he walked into the courtroom, hs a big guy, he
MSNBC
Jul 14, 2010 12:00pm EDT
of june, more than 100 nato troops were killed, the bloodiest month of the war. >>> in iraq, the u.s. has harnded over to the iraqis, the famous face of. tariq aziz, an important member of the inner circle is now in the hands of his own people. iraqi authorities will have to decide how to pursue justice against him. tomorrow the u.s. pulls out of the camp crosser, the last american-run detention facility in iraq. >>> make concern over the cap that was supposed to stop the leaking oil completely. not only have important tests been pushed back, but for now bp has also stopped drilling those relief wells, oil is still gushing freely. the hope was to slowly close the valves. if it's done too quickly it could backfire and the pressure could force leaks somewhere else. some experts say, you could see another oil explosion. mara schiavocampa is in venice, louisiana. why the delays? why are they pushing back things like the valve tests and relief wells? >> reporter: the reason that bp is giving is that they need to conduct further analysis, so they need to collect more information, but it does ra
MSNBC
Jul 15, 2010 10:00am EDT
the u.s. is pouring more military forces into those regions, particularly in the south and the capital, the spiritual capital of the kandahar, of the taliban in kandahar and they knew that the taliban was going to fight long and hard to preserve what ground they had there and that's what we're seeing now. in terms of a military solution, you know, with all due respect to senator kerry, military official os here will say that's been their mantra from the very beginning. there is, in fact, no military solution there. the military is onlyç trying t provide enough security to enough widespread areas of afghanistan so that some kind of governance and law and order can be put into place. the time frame on that, some people here in the pentagon are predicting anywhere three to five years, but they don't expect this level of violence to continue much beyond the first of the year this year. >> jim miklaszewski, thank you. >> okay, chris. >>> the barefoot bandit is behind bars in miami right now wearing socks and sandals, by the way. authorities say his mother is partly to blame for his action
FOX
Jul 27, 2010 5:00pm EDT
, develop cleaner fuels. >> reporter: the head of the u.s. travel association wants the giant to set aside half a billion at marketing campaign aimed at getting tourists back to the gulf. craig boswell, fox 5 news. >>> we have continuing coverage at myfoxdc.com. log on 24/7 for instant updates or take a look at the six live underwater cameras. >>> military documents leaked. the defense department is on damage control and changes could be coming to national security. the latest in what some are calling a covert crisis. that is ahead at 5:30. >>> months since tragedy struck. some of the youngest victims continue to face challenges. haitian orphans rescued after the earthquake kept from becoming u.s. citizens. ol i have fallen in love with making bird houses. caw caw! [ director ]what is that? that's a horrible crow. here are some things that i'll make as little portals for my bird friends. honestly, i'd love to do this for the rest of my life so i have to take care of myself. [ male announcer ] to keep doing what you love, keep your heart healthy. cheerios can help. the whole grain oats can
FOX News
Jul 13, 2010 9:00am EDT
. >>> a valuable clue is found, what it says about a new wave of al-qaeda terror that could have its sights on u.s. targets. >>> lawrence taylor playing defense like he's never had to before. what the football hall of famer can expect this morning when he goes before the judge. bill: right about 9:30 new york, top story, a mile beneath the surface of the gulf of mexico, bp now testing the valves in the new and tighter cap on the gushing wefplt that's why you see gushing oil still coming out of that pipe. it might be another 48 hours before we go if the latest attempt to plug the busted well works or not. >>> reports this morning that yank he's owner george steinbrenner is in the hospital after suffering a massive heart attack, steinbrenner listed in critical condition, just celebrating his 80th birthday on the fourth of july. opening bell on wall street, went down a moment a.98 points to the upside for the dow 30 so far based on better than expected reports on corporate earnings, so the companies are making more money. we'll see whether or not that translates to investor, whether or not that helps
FOX News
Jul 10, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. >>> the ten russian agents expelled from the u.s. in the biggest spy swap since the cold war arrived back in moscow to just little fanfare. no national tv channels carried the live coverage of the plane's landing and russian state news media reported their arrival with little of the usual patriotic spin. one newspaper focussed more on the convicted russian spies that were sent west. another newspaper instead led the coverage today with an octopus and a parakeet predicting world cup victories. what about the children of the spies? one of them won't be following his parents overseas. there has been a lot of viewer comment on that. you can log on and learn more about this on the fox news website at foxnews.co foxnews.com/americasmusehk. illegal workers toiling away on factory and farms are becoming the target of a new obama administration strategy. you can call it "silent raids." the feds are scouring the company records to find out who is legal and who is not. julie kirtz is live in washington with the story. >> hey, brian. essentially the obama administration is going with a quieter strate
ABC
Jul 13, 2010 3:05am EDT
the application remains to be seen. >> of course, wonder how the supplies in u.s., back in april facebook did update its safety features in the u.s. here are four quick steps. go to account, go to help center, safety, then safety for teens. those are the four steps you have to take. >> as with so many of these changes it all stems from a tragic incident. this one in the uk, a 17-year-old girl who was kidnapped, raped and murdered. they realize -- this guy posed as someone else on facebook. they realize these changes have to happen. we'll be right back with angelina jolie, stick around. man on radio: mission is a go. you are good to go. so, have you made your decision yet? yeah, i think so. the wishes of thousands of children are waiting to come true. you can make it happen. find out how today at wish.org. >>> angelina jolie seems to have it all. considered one of the most stunning women in the world, no argument there. >> cynthia mcfadden sat down with jolie to talk about her new movie role and her life with brad pitt. >> i'm innocent! somebody is getting me up! >> reporter: jolie plays the t
FOX News
Jul 22, 2010 9:00am EDT
, by the way, set to take effect a week from today unless a judge intervenes, u.s. district judge susan bolton on screen will hear argument necessary that matter, the federal government saying that law signed by the governor january brewer -- jan brewer trafrels on federal law for immigration. that's here live. >>> another fox news alert now in the u.s. economy and this is not good, 464,000 americans filing new claims week. that's a jump from the previous week and the latest numbers out just a day after the fed reserve chairman ben bernanki offered a not so positive assessment of happening in our economy and what is expected. good morning, everybody, i'm bill hemmer, welcome to "america's newsroom". good morning, martha. martha: good to see you as always, i'm martha maccallum. as bill was saying, ben bernanke told congress yesterday the economy is, quote, uncertain and fragile. those are not exactly the words the market wants to hear. is uncertain and frag jill. he didn't really get nailed down on whether or not he believes we will fall back into a recession. a lot of double-dip talk. >> and w
FOX News
Jul 9, 2010 6:00am EDT
in the u.s. to the suspects, they're going to be sent home to russia as well. can you imagine? born in america, they have no idea their parents are spies. homicide bomber on a motorcycle murdered, 55 people in pakistan. now 28 prisoners are on the loose. getting a first look at the aftermath this morning. the deadly attack happening in the tribal region. 80 other people were hurt. a local government official says his office was the target but he escaped unharmed. we know the identities of three men killed in the coast guard helicopter crash off the washington coast. air crewmen red banks, adam hokes and lieutenant shawn krueger died when the j-hawk helicopter crashed. another lieutenant survived the crashed. he's being treated with nonlife threatening injuries. the cause of the crash is being investigated. those are the headlines for a friday. >> let's take a look at something else. president obama will give another big speech on the economy today. this is sin city where the unemployment rate, oh, boy, 14% but he found time for politics, too, stumping for senate majority leader harr
MSNBC
Jul 30, 2010 6:00am EDT
will be with us here in the studio. breaking news overnight. it's grim. >> very grim. breaking news. three u.s. troops killed in afghanistan yesterday making july the deadliest month for american forces in the nearly nine-year war. nato officials say the troops died in two separate blasts in the southern part of the country. according to an associated press count that brings the u.s. death toll for the month to at least 63. june had been the deadliest month for the u.s. with 60 deaths and for the overall nato led force with 104 fatalities. meanwhile a new report on the increase in army suicides finds the military is failing its soldiers as they deal with repeated deployments to afghanistan and iraq. according to the army study, military commanders are so focused on preparing their troops for war, they are allowing them to engage in risky behavior back here at home like drug and alcohol abuse that may lead to suicide. the army counted 160 suicides last year, the highest total ever. a senate report reveals as many as 6,600 graves may be unmarked or mislabeled at arlington national cemetery. a pr
FOX News
Jul 10, 2010 7:00am EDT
to arms dealing and everything and u.s. officials saying hey, we got a touchdown on this. >> what's also interesting is it turns out that the white house knew about this. at least 16 days before the arrest, the president and his top officials were briefed on all of this and curiously, it was also many days before the russian president was coming to visit which would have been awkward had all this gone down at that moment. >> yeah. >> so yeah. >> that's from the one we showed you there, the hot red head that everybody has been so fascinated with. joe biden, the vice president was asked about her returning to russia last night on jay leno. here's what he had to say. >> now, this russian woman here. let me ask you something. and you would know this, mr. vice president. do we have any spies that hot? >> let me make it clear, it wasn't my idea to send her back. >> yeah, and you look at our poor spies like these grizzled old spies, funny and well played. >> in the meantime, more headlines for you and start with the fox news alert. we are following some violence in afghanistan this morning
CBS
Jul 13, 2010 7:00pm EDT
east. the u.s. government acknowledged today for the first time that he's been here in america. but now he says he wants to go home to iran. national security correspondent david martin fills in the story. >> reporter: rarely is the human drama of espionage put on such public display. dr. thatram amiri, an iranian scientist who defected to the u.s. with secrets about his country's nuclear program wants to go home and face whatever that hard-line regime has in store for him. in an interview with iranian t.v., he said he could explain everything. about what he called "my ordeal over the past 14 months." the u.s. says "it's your life." >> mr. amiri has been in the united states of his own free will and he is free to go. >> reporter: that's not how amiri told it when he first popped up on iranian t.v. last april. he claimed he'd been kidnapped by the c.i.a. while on pilgrimage to mecca and tortured during eight months of captivity. he took that back in a second video, but amiri is clearly going through a personal crisis. >> it's hardedly example you want to set if you're trying to lure out
NBC
Jul 9, 2010 11:00pm EDT
to an end. the russians accused of spying for the u.s. and britain are on american soil tonight. and members of the russian spy ring are back many moscow. good evening, i'm doreen gentzler. that's in just a moment. first, breaking news. d.c. police are investigating a shooting where a child was shot. it happened in the 4900 block of mead street in northeast d.c. dorothy spencer is live at the scene with more on what happened. dorothy? >> reporter: good evening, doreen. i was just able to speak to the grandfather of this little girl just a few minutes ago. he says that she's 11 years old and that she was inside this house here behind me in the 4900 block of mead street northeast this evening with a bunch of other kids. they were inside the house playing a wii game when at least one bullet came into the house either through a window or a wall and struck this little girl on the hand. now, she was taken to an area hospital. obviously, with an injury but that was not life threatening. she was shot in the hand. he described it as a graze wound. but she is currently at the hospital at this hour bei
CNN
Jul 18, 2010 1:00am EDT
and upholding english as the official language of the u.s. >>> one more reminder for you, mark wall street who wrote the letter to lincoln blog posts joints me sunday night, 7:00 p.m. eastern right here on cnn. >>> the top stories right now. in official, three nato soldiers died today in spree separate attacks, including one american. yesterday another american soldier died in a blast in the southern part of the country. the latest violence comes as secretary of state hillary clinton heads for afghanistan. she's taking part in the international conference in kabul to talk about the many problems facing the country. >>> a frightening video from mexico captures the moment of a car bombing in juarez. it killed four people and called a potential turning point in mexico's drug war. the worry is that mexico's drug cartels might ramp up the violence in the drug wars by using car bombs against each other, and the government. >>> in custody tonight an alleged drug kingpin figueroaa was the caribbean's most wanted fugitive. the drug enforcement administration finally caught up with him in puerto rico. h
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